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Frank Longo
Frank Longo

NY Times, Sun, Apr 14, 2002 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 53, Blocks: 148, Across Lite
Notepad: This diagramless is 17 squares wide by 17 squares deep and has an asymmetrical pattern. The first square across is the 8th square in the first row.
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© 2002, The New York Times
Across
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Filming locales : SETS
5
Laugh sound : HAHA
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Piece of concert equipment : AMP
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"Up and ___!" : ATEM
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Org. with moles : CIA
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Month, in Málaga : MES
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Bench presser's pride : PECS
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Transgress : ERR
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___-Locka, Fla. : OPA
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Baseball's Slaughter : ENOS
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Bro : PAL
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Bakker or Belushi : JIM
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"Le Roi d'Ys" composer : LALO
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Energetic : GOGO
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Eden evictee : ADAM
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Victor's exclamation : IWON
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Judge on the bench : TRIER
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Waitress at Mel's Diner : VERA
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Otologist's study : EAR
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Attaches patches, perhaps : IRONS
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Bahraini bigwig : EMIR
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Dull and boring : DRYASDUST
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Lake that's a source of the Mississippi : ITASCA
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Parcels (out) : DOLES
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Bloom in an arid area : CACTUSFLOWER
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It's hit by a carpenter : NAILHEAD
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Yearbook division: Abbr. : SRS
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Small remnant : DREG
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Alleviate : EASE
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Marvel Comics crew : XMEN
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It replaced the Irish Free State : EIRE
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Cagney and Lacey: Abbr. : DETS
Down
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Comparatively curvaceous : SHAPELIER
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Eroded : EATENAWAY
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Palm Springs is an oasis in it : THECOLORADODESERT
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Michael Landon film about a javelin-throwing boy with long hair : SAMSSON
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First space in backgammon : ACEPOINT
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They may be seen in 3-Down : MIRAGES
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Sitting room : PARLOR
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Expanse in the Great Basin : MOJAVE
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Swiftly spreading : EPIDEMIC
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Selfless helper : SAMARITAN
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Before deductions : GROSS
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Percussion pair : MARACAS
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Less of a lie : TRUER
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Do nothing : IDLE
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Inexact recipe amount : DASH
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She may be in a pen : SOW
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Commotion : STIR
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___-de-sac (dead ends) : CULS
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Overnighted, maybe : FEDEXED
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Oregon Trail fort : LARAMIE
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Characteristic carriers : GENES
Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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